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Thread #20365 Message #3107222
Posted By: GUEST,Redcoat Ranger
04-Mar-11 - 09:11 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Here's Adieu to All Judges and Juries
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Here's Adieu to All Judges and Juries
Here is the Version we Reenactors sing at Reenactments in the Redcoats
Here's adieu to all judges and juries!
Justice and Old Bailey, too;
For they bound me to King George's Army
So Adueu to Olde England Adieu
So its over the seas I wander
To the sight of the Red White and Blue
For they gave me the Old King's Hard Bargain
So Adieu to Old England Adieu
Oh Polly, I'm going for to leave you,
For seven long years, love, or more;
But the time it won't seem but one moment,
When I think on the girl I adore.
Going to a strange country don't grieve me,
Nor leaving old England behind;
But it's all for the sake of my Polly love,
I'm a-leaving my comrades behind.
And if ever I return from the Army,
Stores of riches I will bring you, my dear;
It's all for the sake of my Polly love,
I'll cross the salt seas without fear.
How hard is my place of sleep tonight,
Which keeps me from my heart's delight;
A Redcoat and Musket beside me,
And a pack for my pillow tonight.
Oftentimes I have wished that some eagle
Would lend me her wings for to fly;
I would fly to the arms of my Polly love,
Once more in her bosom to lie.